Kapoor and Sons Movie Review!
Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra, Fawad Khan, Alia Bhatt, Ratna Pathak Shah, Rajat Kapoor
Music: Amaal Malik, Badshah
Back Ground Score: Sameer Uddin
Producer: Hiroo Yash Johar, Karan Johar, Apoorva Mehta
Written by: Shakun Batra, Ayesha Devitre Dhillon
Direction: Shakun Batra
No family is perfect, but in a memory they pass on like a photography they could all look like a tight-nit one, happy and contend. Any elder member of the family would wish this kind of a memory to be passed on to his/her future generations.
Likewise, Dadu(Rishi Kapoor), who wants to attract attention towards him keeps playacting like he died on spot many-a-times in front of his son, Harsh Kapoor (Rajat Kapoor) and daughter-in-law, Sunitha Kapoor (Ratna Pathak Shah). One day he really falls prey for heart attack and the younger brigade of the family, Arjun (Siddharth Malhotra) and Rahul (Fawad Khan), are quickly summoned for their presence from their respective countries. Since their arrival, the problems between the different family members are revealed and Dadu expresses his wish to have a happy photography with all his family members. Does his wish come true? Can these family members iron out their problems? forms the rest of the plot.
About the Performances:
Rishi Kapoor as Dadu was in great form and his performance was more heartfelt than ever. Rajat Kapoor and Ratna Pathak Shah had a great chemistry and complemented each quite well .. Siddharth Malhotra didn't have the required maturity to carry the role beyond his usual expressions, did not damage the movie though. Fawad Khan was a true surprise package with his pin point accuracy in projecting the character of Arjun on screen. He understood the complexities of the character pretty well and made it his own. Alia Bhatt performed very well within the given opportunity. Every other actor in the movie lived upto the promise of the movie.
After Ek Main Aur Ek Tu, Shakun Batra seems to have gone back to some more writing classes, as he was able to show his maturity through out the script and even handled the film quite brilliantly. His tight screenplay brought out the required distinction to the story and made the proceedings feel like a movie rather than a tele-film. The exotic hilly location of Ooty proved to be a pinnacle in the set up of the movie.
Music by several composers enhanced the feel of the scene and never looked a road block in a smooth ride. Back Ground score by Sameer Uddin should be given a special nod. Nothing extravagant yet beautifully in sync with the proceedings.
Cinematographer Jeffery F. Bierman should be rewarded big for his work. His frames were never dull and the toughest of the sequences were shot even more brilliantly. These kind of films need for an audience member, to feel he or she is in the middle of the fights, laughs and his achieves it with great finesse. Editing by Shivkumar V. Panicker was apt to the scene's demands.
Make up team should be praised for their effort, especially the prosthetics team who developed Rishi Kapoor's look in the film.
Dysfunctional or highly pretentious, families do try to project themselves as a close nit group of individuals rather than exhibiting their bitterness publicly. This human tendency was projected really well in the movie. There comes a point where reality seeps in and hits hard on the faces of these characters. The maturity in the writing and flawless performances from the seniors, especially, makes this movie a definite watch.
Do not miss this movie in a theatre near you. This Kapoors Family could be one of neighbours, known people, relatives or even us. They are well worthy of your time and money!